The H209 Steering Committees chairmen, Emlyn Koster, President of the Liberty Science Center, Roland Lewis, President of the Waterfront Alliance and Patrick Poelmann, Chairman of the Dutch Regional Public Water Authority 'de Stichtse Rijnlanden', met recently to confirm new dates for this important event of the Henry Hudson Commemoration. The H209 conference will take place on Wednesday September 9 and Thursday September 10. The H209 Water Gala will occur on Wednesday evening September 9. After long consideration, this change in dates was made to concentrate HH 400 activities with other proposed plans for NY 400 during the same period to heighten the impact of this important commemoration. Henry Hudson 400 received a grant from the Dutch Government (Ministries of Economic Affairs, Transport - Public Works - Water Management, and Foreign Affairs) in order to further develop this highpoint of the 2009 celebrations. Please mark your calendars!